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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 99%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 159° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.64 meters/second, 1510.7 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.38 miwest0° 01' 16.0"1.45 misouth938.45 mi
24 hours11° 42' 49.3"757.58 mieast0° 57' 07.8"65.50 misouth762.75 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LihueWed 11:52 PM135 km84 miles73 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluWed 11:52 PM202 km125 miles109 nmEast-northeast ENE
WailukuWed 11:52 PM335 km208 miles181 nmEast E
HiloWed 11:52 PM500 km310 miles270 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayWed 10:52 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:52 PM2111 km1312 miles1140 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 9:52 PM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroThu 9:52 PM3476 km2160 miles1877 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandThu 9:52 PM3516 km2185 miles1899 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:52 PM3567 km2216 miles1926 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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